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The Football Association and Transport for London create a football tube map
To celebrate the 150th anniversary years of both The Football Association and the London Underground, the organisations have teamed up to create a limited edition tube map. The map, plotted identically to the original, shows the 367 stations across the 14 lines
renamed as football's greats.
Footballers past and present have been used with a number of players having special relevance to their particular station. In the map, Leytonstone is David Beckham to mark the place of his birth, Arsenal is changed to the club's star midfielder Jack Wilshere
and Upton Park becomes 1966 World Cup winning captain, Bobby Moore.
The lines themselves will also hold significance, with the Docklands Light Railway using names of pre-war players such as Arsenal legend Bobby Hapgood and Everton’s Dixie Dean. The Victoria Line will feature stars of the women’s game like Kelly Smith and Rachel
The Metropolitan line has become the Managers line with Wembley Park named after the 1966 World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey. Other famous names include Sir Alex Ferguson, Roy Hodgson and Graham Taylor.
The Goalscorers line (Central line) recognises poachers, target men and cultured number 10s, with Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Lancaster Gate becoming Geoff Hurst, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Charlton respectively. The District line is now represented by central
defenders with midfielders replacing stations on the Piccadilly line.
The Circle line has become ‘Giants of the Wold Cup’ featuring the likes of Pele and Maradona. The Overground will pay homage to overseas stars such as Didier Drogba, Robin Van Persie and Ossie Ardiles.